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Naturopathy is a natural system of healthcare that empowers the individual to take responsibility for their own health and wellbeing through diet and lifestyle management. It incorporates a variety of modalities such as diet, nutrition, herbal medicine, mineral therapy, flower essences and lifestyle management. It helps in promoting the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health of an individual person. In contemporary society, Naturopathy has adapted to fit into our modern lifestyle. The demands of modern living such as stress (different types like biochemical, physical, emotional, geopathic), negative emotions, agricultural chemicals and nutritional deficiencies in micro and macro nutrients all contribute to disease or imbalances in the individual.
At Jaima Heart of Healing, we have a naturopathic practitioner to suit everyone, no matter what your presenting condition or current state of health. Some of the common conditions we treat at our healing centres include:
Your fertility naturopath at Jaima Heart of Healing can guide you in your nutrition and lifestyle choices to ensure the best chance of conceiving and a healthy, comfortable pregnancy. Our naturopath for pregnancy will be able to offer expert wisdom.
Your naturopath for eczema treatment can help alleviate symptoms while also addressing the condition at the root cause for long-term positive change and healing.
Drop excess weight effectively yet at a healthy pace with common-sense holistic methods suggested by your naturopath for weight loss. Out naturopath will use supplements and other holistic disciplines to rebalance your body and help you lose weight sustainably and keep it off.
“VIS MEDICATRIX NATURAE” or the Healing Power of Nature is fundamental to the principles of natural therapies. The healing process is activated by inherent natural processes that act to return the organism to a state of equilibrium.
Natural Therapies promote and enhance healing by their ability to assist Nature to maintain balance, harmony and wholeness. The Doctrine of the Vital Force respects the laws of nature. Nature has the tendency to restore all things to a state of balance and order. This is evident in the natural world. For example, the regeneration of a forest after a bushfire as the order is restored. In the Indian Ayurvedic system, health is a state of balance where mind, body and environment are in harmony.
The natural therapist acknowledges that the human being is made up of different dimensions. Healing must address the individual as a whole made up of the physical, mental, intellectual, emotional and spiritual dimensions. The orientation of natural healing is holistic and acts on balancing life’s energies, rather than a specific sector of the individual.
According to the World Health Organisation, health is defined as “a state of physical, mental and social well-being, a state in which a person feels at every moment of living a joy and zest for life, a sense of fulfilment and awareness of harmony with the universe.”
Health is not only freedom from disease but an integration of the body, mind and spirit. Measures of health are vitality, enthusiasm, aliveness and happiness. In regard to this, all levels of the human being are taken into consideration.
Naturopaths look at these elements and encourage them all rather than just one aspect to bring out positive changes. Health is not only absence from physical symptoms but an ability and willingness to change.
During a massage treatment, a range of hand techniques are used to stimulate different parts of the body and specific body trigger points which generally hold tension. This helps to restore and balance the blood flow and energy in the body.
In a therapeutic massage, commonly used hand techniques include rubbing, chopping, kneading, rolling, pushing, digging, grasping, plucking, vibrating, pressing and pinching.
Massage is effective in the treatment of a range of pain conditions such as headaches, period pain, musculo-skeletal conditions as well as common ailments such as sinus problems, colds etc.
In fact, caring through touch, massage has been shown to encourage the release of endorphins – chemicals that affect development in children as well as emotional and physical wellbeing in adults. Massage is a wonderfully relaxing experience and in addition can be an effective treatment for a range of physical conditions.
We have four locations for our naturopathic care in Melbourne. If you need a naturopathic practitioner, check out our locations in the following suburbs:
• Malvern (from 2000)
• Langwarrin (from 2005)
• Carrum Downs (from 2015)
If any of our healing centres are close to where you live or work, why not drop in? We’re always happy to meet people interested in learning more about alternative therapies. We can answer any of your questions, or you can book in for a session with a practitioner today.
At Jaima Heart of Healing, we offer a true alternative to conventional medicine. We work holistically with the natural functioning of your body to rebalance it and optimise wellbeing. Whether you’re interested in specialist naturopath remedies or any of our other healing services, don’t delay. Book today to get your health back on track by calling us on:
• 0425 735 898 (Malvern)
• (03) 9785 6411 (Langwarrin)
• 0411 084 547 (Carrum Downs)